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Illegal cultivation of Opium destroyed, accused arrested


Sajjad Iqbal
Rajouri, May 13 (KNS): In third successful operation of its kind against illegal cultivation of Opium crop (poppy straw) in less than one month period, Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri destroyed illegal cultivation in an agricultural field in Thandapani Panjgrian village of Manjakote.

From reliable sources, an information was received regarding the illegal cultivation after which an operation was launched by police team headed by SDPO Manjakote Nisar Khoja along with Naib Tehsildar Manjakote, SHO Manjakote Manzoor Kohli and concerned Patwari in the area.

During this operation, personal from police started searches in the entire area and the field having illegal cultivation was traced. Later on, all spot legal formalities were conducted after which the illegal cultivation was destroyed.

Villager namely Ghulam Qadir son of Mohammad Din resident of Thandapani Panjgrain was also arrested from the spot and cognizance of the matter has been taken in Manjakote police station. (KNS)